Al Boughton paid $135,000 for his 1970 Plymouth Superbird seven years ago, now he's giving it a bare metal restoration. It has only 32,000 miles, and 14 previous owners since 1983... that is a lot of flipping for profit

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No, that isn't the owner wet sanding the paint, people that can blow a 1/4 million dollars or more don't handle paint details. But, hey, they do keep restoration and body shops in business.. so there's thatThe Superbird's 15th owner, he's the only one to dive into getting this car as nice as it was when built, maybe even a bit better, even to the point of replacing the firewall, as it had been hacked on to get airconditioning installed.He's got a project manager for it, and plans to make it one of the top 5 best restored Superbirds in the world, and that plan includes spending $100,000 on the paint and body work, mechanical components, $35,000, interior, $40,000.To think there were no takers at the $4,804 MRSP in 1970. Too fast on the race track, too slow in the showrooms was the sad, short story of the Superbird and its Dodge Charger Daytona twin, banned by NASCAR after it dominated the 1970 stock car championship and axed by Chrysler for lack of customers.Unsold, this car collected dust at Brinkley Plymouth Chrysler in Thomasville, N.C., from December, 1969, through May, 1971, until wily Bobby Brinkley transferred ownership to his daughter’s fiancé, Robert Paxton of Winston-Salem, collecting a sizable sales rebate from Chrysler without actually having made a sale.Four years and 16,804 miles later, the winged warrior returned to Brinkley’s books. He parked it in a tobacco barn, and sold it for $6,000 in 1983, to the first real owner. Then 5 years later it was int he investment spotlight, and sold for $18,000 in 1988Found on http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/reviews/classics/ontario-man-spends-300000-on-vintage-sports-car-axed-by-chrysler/article25754639/